Law OKs HMO Bargaining
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced legislation Monday to ensure the rights of medical professionals to bargain as a group with HMOs and insurance companies. [@@]
Paul told the House that his proposed Quality Health Care Coalition Act removes a government-imposed barrier to true free market health care.
“As an OB-GYN with over 30 years in practice, I am well aware of how young physicians coming out of medical school feel compelled to sign contracts with HMOs that may contain clauses that compromise their professional integrity,” he said.